Were you looking for information about Cholesterol? Chloesterol is a common misspelling of cholesterol.
Cholesterol is used by your body to hold cells together and to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help digest foods. Your body actually makes most of the cholesterol it needs in the liver. The rest comes from the food you eat. Two main types of lipoproteins help move cholesterol through the blood: LDL ("bad" cholesterol) and HDL ("good" cholesterol). While your body needs cholesterol to work properly, too much can cause problems. The only way to determine your cholesterol level is through a blood test.
(To learn more about how cholesterol is tested, as well as which foods contain cholesterol, click Cholesterol. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)